Greensky Bluegrass Covers Bobby Hebb’s ‘Sunny’ In California

Watch the debut performance from Roaring Camp Meadows in Felton.

By Andy Kahn Aug 2, 2021 9:44 am PDT

Greensky Bluegrass debuted a cover of “Sunny” by Bobby Hebb at their show on Friday, July 30. The performance took place at Roaring Camp Meadows in Felton, California.

Mandolin player Paul Hoffman sang lead on “Sunny,” which came after the show-opening “Past My Prime.” Hebb’s now-classic version of “Sunny” was released in 1966. GSBG followed the debut with Cris Jacobs’ “Bone Digger” and later in the set covered “How Mountain Girls Can Love” and Bob Marley’s “Stop That Train.” Set one also saw originals “Room Without a Roof,” “While Waiting,” “Kerosene” and the rarely played “Stress Dreams.”

Set two kicked off with GSBG staples “Do It Alone,” “In Control,” “A Letter to Seymour,” “Who Is Frederico?” and “Run or Die.” They then turned to John Hartford’s “I’m Still Here,” followed by “Reverend” and “Fa Sho, Uh Huh.” The set ended with “Broke Mountain Breakdown” segueing into Pink Floyd’s “Time” and “Breathe Reprise” before going back into “Broke Mountain Breakdown.” Friday’s encore consisted of a combo of “The Four” and “Ain’t No Bread In The Breadbox.”

Watch Must Have Media’s footage of Greensky Bluegrass’ debut cover of “Sunny” by Bobby Hebb below:

“Past My Prime” & “Sunny”


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Setlist (via PT GSBG)

Set One: Past My Prime > Sunny [1], Bone Digger, Room Without a Roof, How Mountain Girls Can Love, Stress Dreams, Stop That Train, While Waiting, Kerosene

Set Two: Do It Alone, In Control, A Letter to Seymour, Who Is Frederico?, Run or Die, I’m Still Here, Reverend, Fa Sho, Uh Huh, Broke Mountain Breakdown [2] > Time > Breathe Reprise > Broke Mountain Breakdown Reprise

Encore: The Four > Ain’t No Bread In The Breadbox

Notes:

  • [1] first time played; Bobby Hebb
  • [2] “I Don’t Know What It’s Called” Breakdown
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